Table 1.

Element concentrations in rat olfactory epithelium

ElementOlfactory mucus (n = 12)Dendritic knobs (n = 10)Supporting cells (n = 6)
Cl55  ± 1169  ± 1932  ± 12
K69  ± 10172  ± 23147  ± 13
Na55  ± 1253  ± 3128  ± 12
P77  ± 13134  ± 21240  ± 44
S57  ± 12174  ± 23107  ± 11
  • Mean element concentrations (cw, in mm ± SD) determined by EDX microanalysis of cryosections (STEM) from two animals.